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Advanced finite element methods 781


 
Module code MEE 781
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Non-linear statics: Overview of non-linear effects: geometric, material and boundary conditions. Continuum mechanics: tensors, indicial notation, deformation gradients, stress and strain measures, transformations and rotations, stress-strain relationships, constitutive models. Principles of virtual work. Solution methods: direct iteration, Newton methods, incremental/iterative procedures. Lagrange engineering strains. Large displacement finite element analysis of continua: total Lagrangian formulation. Small strain plasticity: Additive decomposition, flow rule, hardening laws, continuum and consistent tangents.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 21 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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